Blogging the Management Conference: Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks
At these management conferences -- and even more so at Governing's Managing Technology conferences -- you always hear a lot about management systems like enterprise ...
At these management conferences -- and even more so at Governing's Managing Technology conferences -- you always hear a lot about management systems like enterprise resource planning (ERPs). There's always a lot of talk about how a new streamlined system can revolutionize the way a city or state catalogs and uses its data.
But at a session yesterday, I heard someone put it an interesting way. Lynn Vellinga, the state accounting officer for Georgia, who has guided the state's implementation of a new ERP system, was talking about how it's not just the technology that can change things -- you've got to change the way your people are behaving.
Basically, if you don't change your business practices, you're still going to have exactly the same problems, regardless of your shiny new ERP.
Here's how Vellinga summarized it: "By switching technology but not changing the practices of your people, you can create a legacy system out of new technology."
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Elephant Sedative Emerges as New Drug in Overdose Epidemic18 hours ago
Boston Police's HR Problem: Rejecting Too Many Minority Applicants19 hours ago
Baltimore Cops Cleared in Freddie Gray Case: Where Are They Now?20 hours ago
Amid FBI Probe and Bankruptcy Threat, Florida City Manager Resigns20 hours ago
In Latest Lawsuit, Texas Aims to Get Guns Into City Hall21 hours ago
Porn Emails Not Allowed to Factor Into Pennsylvania AG's Trial22 hours ago